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John S. Bailey & Bro. 

Contractors and 

Building Construction 

Bristol, Pa. 
Doylestown, Pa. 



Founded by Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf in 1896 at 

Prepares for practical, profitable farming in all its branches including: 

Farm Management Fruit Growing 

Dairying Vegetable Gardening 

Poultry Landscape Gardening 

Farm Machinery Bee Keeping 

Creamery Floriculture 

Its graduates are succeeding in every State in the Union and some of them 

are leaders in their line of work. 

The thirty-fourth term begins April 1, 1929. 

For ambitious, healthy, agriculture-loving boys between 16 and 21 years, 

a few scholarships remain to be allotted including free board and tuition. 

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Office of the Dean, The National Farm School, 
Farm School, Pa. 

Please send me full particulars of the free scholarships to 
be allotted in The National Farm School. 

lam years old. 




^he Qleaner 

Official Organ of the Student Body 

Entered at The Farm School Post Office as second class matter. 

Subscription, $2.00 per year. 




MitTON Werrin 

Business Manager 
Kenneth Coleman, '30 

Sidney Goldberg, '30 


Campus News 
C.\RL Cohen, '31 

Theodore Kr.\use, '30 

WiLLLiM Fisher, '30 


Mr. Paul McKown, Literary Adviser Mr. Samuel B. Samuels, Business Adviser 

Joseph E. Berjlin, 

Abraham Rellis, '30 

Bernard G.ayman, 

Samuel Marcus, 





Unwritten Law — ^1/. Werrin 

Greetings from Dean Goodling 4 


Editorial — /. Berman 6 

A Contrast — B. Cayman 6 

The Game of Cards — /. Arnovitz '7 

A Phantasy — R. Reiser 8 


Editorial — B. Cayman 9 

Development of Our Horticulture Department — S. Kogon 10 

The Gas Brooder — B. Cayman 11 

Department Notes — B. Cayman 12 

Campus News 

Editorial— C. Cohen. . 14 

Graduation Day Exercises 15 

Senior Week ; 1^ 

Campus Chatter 16 

Victory Football Banquet 1^ 

Chapel Notes ' 17 


Alumni Notes — A. Rellis 1° 

Chapter Notes l** 


Editorial— r. Krause ^0 

Baseball Schedule 20 

Basketball Season "1 

Basketball Captain 23 

Varsity F Club Banquet 23 

Exchange — S. Marcus *"• 


Milton Werrin, '30 

Editor-in- Qhief 

Unwritten Law 

/N PRACTICALLY every walk of life there are certain customs observed 
by everyone. These observances have never been, or ever will be, 
written down in books for the information of all mankind. Although 
they have never been transcribed into books they are followed out to the 
letter by ever person. 

The same situation takes place at Farm School. The unwritten law 
observed here is that everyone must do something besides carry on the regular 
school curriculum. Especially the new Freshman class. They must realize 
that they are a vital part of the machinery of the school and must support 
various school activities. This is a very simple matter. There are numerous 
activities going on around the campus. We are out for a record year in 
everything from Gleaner to Athletics and from studies to crops. "All for 
One and One for All. " Remember, the unAvritten law of Farm School is 
participation in School Activities. 

Qreetings from T>ean Qoodling 

(^^^ O THIS fine freshman class which 
I is entering with the avowed pur- 
pose of remaining for three years 
and completing their agricultural train- 
ing, I want to say a hearty word of 
greeting. We are glad to have such a 
group interested in agriculture because 
we believe in agriculture as a profession. 
If we did not believe in agriculture as a 
profession, we would not be operating a 
school for training young men to follow 
it. And I want to tell you briefly why 
we believe in the fine opportunities in thii 

There are in the United States, six 
million, five hundred thousand farmers. 
Statistics show us that of the six million, 
five hundred thousand; eight hundred 
and eighty thousand farmers are accu- 
mulating wealth. About two million 
more are living comfortably and the 
remainder of the three million are making 
a bare living. You will notice from these 
figures that approximately one seventh 
of all the farmers in the United States are 
prosperous. It is true we do not have our 
Rockefellers, Goulds, etc., in agriculture, 
but I would call your attention to the 
fact that the wealth and money invested 
in agriculture is probably more evenly 
distributed than in any other industry. 
I would also have you compare these 
figures with those of any other business. 
Take, for instance, the grocery Aore and 
see whether or not you believe that one 
out of every seven grocery stores is 
making more than a fair living. We 
are too prone to compare the income from 
farms with the larger business interests of 
the city. We see the large buildings and 
the large business places of the city and 
take them as a standard for the business 
of the country, whereas we should com- 
pare the farming industry to the small 
grocery store which you find scattered 

throughout the large cities. Making 
this comparison with many others that 
could be made I am sure you will agree 
with me that farming is probably as 
lucrative a profession as the average of 
most any other business. Were we to 
present to you the men in the agricultural 
industry who have been successful, 1 
could point out many who have accu- 
mulated much wealth. In our immediate 
community I personally know of many 
farmers who last year, in the time of low 
prices, made large incomes. You need 
not travel many miles from here to find 
men who are making twenty and thirty 
thousand dollars a year from their farms. 
So it would be only fair to compare this 
type of farmer with the larger businesses 
in the city, if a comparison is to be made. 

The point which lam trying to bring out 
is that we are over emphasizing the needs 
of the farmers in that the press is con- 
tinuously dwelling on the bad features 
and poor conditions, without giving due 
credit to the better farms and better 
management of these farms. A.griculture 
has developed to a point where it re- 
quires brains to make the business suc- 
cessful. We must compete with ether 
businesses; labor prices have become 
higher and naturally the only way to 
compete is tc do what the business man 
would do, namely, apply business prin- 
ciples and cut down overhead expense. 

All of the press articles are stressing 
the fact that the farmers are poor. As- 
suming there are some poor farmers 
and there always will be, allow me to call 
your attention to the fact that we also 
have poor people in the city and probably 
more than on the farm. When have 
you heard of charitable organizations 
raising millions of dollars to take care of 
the poor farmers? Yet you need only 
refer to the cities to find that millions and 


millions of dollars are required each year 
to take care of the needy people. I 
believe I am safe in stating that in any 
one of the larger cities with a population 
of several million people, compared to 
twenty million on the farms, that more 
money is used for charity in one year 
than is being used for charity among the 
entire farm population. 

1 would like also to point out to you 
that when you graduate you will start 
out better prepared and with better 
opportunities, than the average pro- 
fessional man. If you were to become a 
Doctor, Minister, Lawyer, or some pro- 

fessional man, it would be necessary for 
you to spend at least seven more years in 
study. You do not realize what this 
means. It probably means an expendi- 
ture of six to seven thousand dollars with 
no income. When you graduate from 
here you will be prepared to start 
earning a livelihood immediately. If you 
save only a few hundred dollars per year 
for the first six or seven years, you will be 
far ahead of the man who has spent all of 
that time and money getting ready for 
his profession, and then probably starts 
out with no more money than you are 
receiving. My advice to you is to stick 
to agriculture. 

Joseph Berman, '30 


^PRIL first ushered in the Freshman class. Much depends upon our 
^ y/-l agriculturally inclined brethren. Cooperation drives the machine. 
^"^ Every little cog must do its part, and so it is with Gleaner. The 
support of the Student Body is very essential to satisfactory progress. 

We hope to make our Gleaner a newsy and beneficial publication. It 
is a student body organ whose fate lies in the hands of each individual student. 

True, not every one is literarily inclined ; but one never knows his ability 
until he gives it a test. Here is an excellent chance to test it. Don't be a 
back-seat driver and let yoiu' friend do the work. Stand on your own feet and 
get your brain functioning and grind out a story. I am sure that this is not 
too much for a wide-awake person to do. Write down your ideas and hand 
them in. No one is to be laughed at. We will be very specific with everyone, 
and help in the way of corrections and so forth. So let's go and make a gala 
year of it. 


A ray had beamed into niy shop 

And bid me stop; 
And through the narrow window ring 

I greeted Spring. 
But Spring was out beyond the doors 

That closed my shop, 
And through the glass a single ray, 

A meteor, ... It dropped. 

At once I dreamed of golden fields 

That nature yields. 
Again I have dreamed of plains so vast 

So blissful in their rest. 

I dreamed of Spring; of space beyond the walls, 

Of Spring that softly calls; 
Of Spring that stirs your blood and soul, 

With one great toll. B. G.,'31. 

^he Qame ofQards 

/N A scantily furiiislied room of an 
ordinary common class hotel in New 
York, were seatetl three men about a 
low to])pe(l, well ])olished table. In the 
middle of the table was stuck a long 
slender dagger and by its s!de lay a new 
deck of playing cards. 

A pause to study the men's faces, 
would be interesting. At the head of the 
table sat a striking looking man of middle 
age, whose steel blue eyes looked sternly 
at his two companions. This man was 
dressed in the height of fashion and 
looked the same as his eyes implied — a 
leader of men. He radiated a strong, 
magnetic personality while his face 
showed great intellectual ability. We 
shall call him Mr. "X." 

Seated at this gentleman's left was a 
young man of about thirty, dressed as a 
prosperous, young business man. His 
face, young as it was, was lined with 
dissipation. His clear gray eyes shone 
as meteors which seemed out of place 
with such a face. But he bore himself 
proudly and looked like a level-headed 

The last man of this peculiar trio was a 
man of fifty-five, having hair graying at 
the temples. His face wore a cunning 
look and his manner reminded one of a 
wary fox. But he looked about him with 
an air of self-confidence and with great 

For a few minutes after these men 
assembled there was dead silence in the 
room. The young man was just lighting a 
cigarette while the two others were 
puffing contentedly on cigars. The 
silence was suddenly broken by Mr. X. 

"Gentlemen," he said, "I have called 
you here today to settle a question of 
paramount importance to each one of us. 
For three years now we have worked to- 
gether and have amassed a great fortune. 
None of us has ever been detected. 

Any police officer in any country — in the 
world — would give a month's salary to lay 
hands on us. And now somehow, in some 
way, they have managed to get an 
inkling of our rendezvous. " 

Mr. X paused and smoked on awhile in 
silence. Then he continued: 

"For the three of us to remain together 
is no longer safe. Only the three of us 
know where our great fortune is. These 
secrets will be safer with one; therefore, 
gentlemen, I have called you together 
this evening to decide which one of us 
leaves this room alive. " 

"On the table lies a knife and a deck of 
cards. We will play for our lives. He 
who loses the first game will have recourse 
to the knife, while the survivors play for 
the privilege of living." 

The young man spoke after an 
interval of silence, "I am willing to take 
my chance if you two are." 

The other men nodded. Each man 
donned a pair of gloves. Mr. X took the 
cards and dealt them. A mask descended 
upon each of the players faces. They 
played with all their hearts and souls; 
but at last the cards began to go against 
the younger man and when the game was 
over he found he had lost. 

A bitter smile crossed his face as he 
realized his position. He got up and 
slowly walked to the window. He gazed 
out at the busy streets below him. He 
also looked over the roof tops and noted 
all the little things which go to make up 
our intricate, city business life. At 
length he turned and walked slowly to the 
table. He took the dagger and held it 
aloft, and suddenly plunged the blade up 
into his heart. A blank look crossed his 
face as he silently slid to the floor. As he 
lay there, arms outspread, the blank 
look was slowly replaced by a peaceful 

Mr. X arose and removed the dagger 


from the body. Once more he placed the contemptuously, "So you thought you'd 

weapon on the table. The game lay be- get me, eh? Well, you weren't smart 

tween the two survivors and dead enough for the Fox." He took his hat and 

earnestness was employed by both parties, went toward the door. Upon opening it 

The older man took the cards and dealt, he saw two bluecoats outside. Slamming 

The game was even for a while, but the door shut, he retreated to the den. 

steadily Mr. X began to win and when Rushing to the window, he found that 

the game was over, a victor he was, once this means of escape was impossible. He 

more. was caught like a rat in his own trap. 

The older man reached across the table Meanwhile, the bluecoats began to batter 

and solemnly shook hands with Mr. X. down the door methodically. The older 

Grasping the knife, he looked at it man went over to Mr. X and drew the 

contemplatively. Without warning, he knife from his breast. Then looking 

leaned across the table and buried the straight into the glazed eyes of his dead 

knife deep in the heart of ]NIr. X. A leader, he drove the knife home to his 

surprised look crossed Mr. X's face and heart. And as he fell he exclaimed, 

then he crumbled in his seat, a corpse. "You've won, damn you, you've won!" 

The older man drew himself up with a 
sardonic smile on his lips. He then spoke J. AR^■o^^TZ, '30. 

zA Phantasy/ 

'Tiras on an autumn midnight dreary^ as I rested weak and weary. 

In that graveyard on the Moor. 
While norfhirind, blowing seaward, drove the storm clouds, ever 

Onicard, broken some and black as war. 
Xow and then the moonlight streaming, through a rift, and palely 

Beaming, on the lonely scene below. 
Revealed the ancient tombstones dimly, .small and large, and others 

Slimly, in that spot that few men know. 
Note and then the distant thunder, pealing faintly, as if under. 

Some deep cavern in the earth. 
Added grimness to the scene, and the trind, irith wail and scream. 

Blew and blew with mock-ing mirth. 
All around, and in confusion, lay the graves and no illusion 

To us all, in this life's end. 

Of this life of joy and sorrow, mingled in each new tomorrow. 

As our path we slowly wend! 
As I listened to the dismal music of this midnight's hymnal. 

Growing loud, then fading fast. 
It seems I saw a fantastic vision of a ghost, noic newly risen. 

Faint and wav'ring in the blast. 
Moving slowly, and all alone; here, 7iow there, now behind a stone. 

And fading, slowly died at last. 
A nd the wind grew even stronger, as I rose, to stay no longer. 

In that spot of fleshly ends. 
An Eternal grim reminder, to the wise and to the blinder. 

That OUT lives, God only lends. 

R. Keiser, '31. 

Bernard Gayman, '31 

zAgTicultural Editorial 

' hi vain if our toil 
We ought to blame the culture not the soil." 


Wjl RESHjNIAN, Farm School greets you ! The wide expanse of fields and 

ml laboratories bid you welcome. They invite you to come and exploit 

them so that in your exploits you may find your gains. Here upon 

these grounds you are to make your home for three years; here you are to 

benefit in knowledge; here you are to acquire that which will assure your 

success in the world and guide your future years. 

Learn to love the soil that shapes your life. Learn to understand the 
nature of its greatness. Learn to be serious and sincere in your work, for 
upon your integrity depends the value of your achievements; and upon your 
interest depends your success. 

jNIake your school proud of your deeds, so that you may be proud of your 

B. Gayman, '31. 

The ^Development of Our Horticultural 

Samuel Kogon, '30 

Our Horticultural Department, which 
at the present is one of the largest in the 
school, affords an interesting picture of 
a development going on within the 
school . 

In 1921, the Department had its 
initial start and wap organized as the 
"Horticultural Department". There 
were included in it, 12 acres of apples, 
5 acres of peaches and 3 acres of nursery, 
making a total of 20 acres; it also had the 
management, upkeep and care of the 
memorial trees. Up to that time the 
apple and peach orchards were cared for 
by the Main Barn; the Nursery and 
grounds, together with two to three acres 
of vegetables, were handled by the Green- 

In 1922 the department was reorgan- 
ized under the supervision of Mr. D. M. 
Purmell, and began its expansion pro- 
gram. Fruit Orchards, Vegetable gar- 
dens, nursery and grounds, were co- 
ordinated into one department. A small 
fruit plantation, comprising 3 acres of 
grapes, 1 acre of strawberries, 1 acre of 
currants and 1 acre of raspberries and 
blackberries were set out. 

The old orchard opposite the former 
poultry plant was dynamited and re- 
vemoved and the site was used for 
vegetables: also the original vegetable 
garden was expanded to 7 acres. The 
apple orchards were put into sod and a 
2-acre quince orchard was set out in back 
of the Students' Tennis Courts. 

In 1925 the vegetable acreage increased 
from 7 to 20 acres (including inter- 
cropping of young orchard) and a definite 
rotation was established. The old aspara- 
gus patch previously under the care and 
management cf the Main Barn, was 

abandoned and an entirely new field set 
out. The small fruit plantation in- 
creased from 7 to 10 acres. Orchards 
No. 3 and No. 7 were added to the de- 
partment with the purchase of the Jones 
Farm and the reorganization of Farm 
No. 3, bringing the acreage from 12 to 20 
acres of bearing apple trees. Plums and 
Pears were set out, and a 5-acre Elberta, 
and South Haven peach orchard was 
set out, increasing the orchard acreage 
to 32. 

The erection of the Horticultural 
Building followed. It has a storage 
capacity of 5000 bushels of fruit besides 
accommodating classrooms, machinery 
floor, office, quarters for supplies and dry 

Up to 1921, the gross yearly income of 
the Horticultural Department was very 
small, totalling $646.26. Then came the 
era of development and growth. The 
following table indicates this increase: 

1923— $5032 . 12 
1925— 5627.02 

1927— 7081.54 

1928— 7765.16 

The apple production, which is one of 
the main crops of the Department was: 

1922—1903 bushels 

1927 — Extra Large Crop, 4194 bushels 

1928— Off Year, 2017 bushels 

This brief survey shows the possibili- 
ties for the future under the capable 
guidance of Mr. Purmell. With proper 
student cooperation, thi.3 department 
may become one of the most profitable, 
and offer, at the same time, a thorough 
training to those particularly interested 
in Horticultural work. 



'The Qas 'brooder 

/"^^■^IIE recent metliod of chick lirood- 

M ing under the gas system seems 

to have gotten a strong foothold 

in the sunny state of California. For 

intensive chick brooding nothing, to my 

mind, can take its place. 

The system is similar in form to many 
other chick brooding systems, the only 
considerable difference consisting in the 
means of its fuel supply. Natural gas is 
used in this case. In localities where gas 
is available at a reasonable price, the 
system seems to be very efficient, com- 
mercially most profitable, convenient and 
labor saving. 

The gas brooder is particularly efficient 
and safe during the few months of cold, 
nasty weather when the temperature in 
the brooder can be adjusted to any 
favorable degree, whereas in other brood- 
ing systems this factor is often a problem. 
Though the gas brooder has been criti- 
cized for its over-abundant heat supply, 
this trouble can be easily eliminated by 
good methods of ventilation and by 
installing the recently added double 

Commercially the gas brooder is most 
profitable for the reason that it can 
accommodate from 1000-1600 chicks con- 
veniently without crowding them and 
without subjecting them to extreme of 

Its particular merits are: 

(1) Stove is never moved on account 
of its pipe connections. It remains in the 
center of brooding house all the time, and 
if space of the house is ample it will not 
cause inconvenience. Preparation of 
stove at the start of the season requires 
little knowledge and then the method of 

fuel supply is so simple. With the excep- 
tion of the electric brooder, it is the most 
labor saving system known for brooding. 

The entire stove is made of cast iron, 
and is supplied with a large hover, which 
may be moved up and down to advantage 
when working around chicks, especially 
during the first days when danger is 
inevitable. The hover is also surrounded 
with a good kimono, hanging about two 
inches above the floor, that gives chicks 
good protection. All pipe connections 
are under the floors and do not cause 
interference. The gas stove is supplied 
with a device to prevent explosions. In 
the past year thousands of gas brooders 
were installed in the state of California; 
and still more are to come, for there is no 
reason to believe that some other method 
of brooding is superior. The chick raiser 
of Petaluma district is forced to meet the 
keen competition of his own brother 
poultryman, and therefore must keep up 
with latest inventions on the market. 

In the East the system of gas brooding 
(in localities where gas is available)would 
be even more advantageous than in the 
Petaluma District. First of all the gas 
brooder would enable early brooding, 
affording much better results than other 
brooding systems have attained. It 
also combats the cold weather which is a 
menace to the eastern chick raiser. 
Instead of investing capital in inferior 
methods of brooding, the chick raiser of 
the East eould probably increase his 
income by installing the gas system. It 
is really surprising to see how slowly the 
eastern chick raiser is advancing in 
chick brooding. 

B. G. 


Department Notes 


In an interview with Mr. Stangle, the 
following statements in relation to this 
year's crops were issued. Abcut 150 
acres are to be planted in corn, a large 
part of which is to be ensilaged. There are 
120 acres in wheat; 75 acres are to be 
planted in oats. Our entry into the "400" 
Club last year has encouraged us to 
attempt high potato cultivation again 
this year. Twenty acres are to be 
planted. Due to the shortage of hay at 
the dairy last year, the acreage will be 
increased to 180. 12)^ acres of rye, 6 
acres of rape and 23 acres of soybeans, 
will complete this year's rotation. An 
additional sixty acres of land have been 
annexed to Farm School's vast acreage. 
The crop program on the new farm 
(No. 9) will have a three-year rotation 
consisting of corn, wheat and grass. 
The experimental plots were sown in 
winter wheat this year. It is too early to 
draw any conclusions of the fertilizer 
experiments conducted on these plots. 

The piggery is under the supervision 
of the Home Barn. At present there are 

46 head of swine, of which seven are 
brood sows. The nine barrows kept at 
No. 3 have been sold. Eleven new brood 
sows are to be added to this department. 
The general Agriculture Department is 
preparing for a great deal of plowing as 
soon as weather permits. 

Most of the work during the winter 
months was devoted to baling hay at 
No. 5 and No. 4: gradmg potatoes and 
movmg the enormous accumulation of 
farmers' gold from the dairy. 


The bees are out on their first flight 
after a long stay indoors. Preparation 
of a great year seems to be taking place 
in their domains on account of the early 
season. A.bout 100 colonies are expected 
tc begin the work. Two extractions are 
predicted for the season. Let's hope! 
Plans are under completion for the con- 
struction of a building adequate for 
every means of extracting and storing 





A new system is being worked out by 
Mr. McClung, the head of the Depart- 
ment of animal husbandry, to have every 
senior take tlie responsibiUty for a num- 
ber of cattle including the keeping, 
feeding, breeding and milking records. 
Seniors are also to be transferred to the 
various branches of the dairy during their 
specialization year. Our herd has been 
increased with the addition of six new 
Ayrshires, purchased, recently. Alto- 
gether, there are seventy milch cows. 
Milk production is at its height. Last 
years' milk production amounted to 
510,000 pounds. 

Now for the calf barn. There are about 
thirty young calves under management, 
including 12 bull calves. Five of the 
poorer producers at Farm No. 1 are to be 
disposed cf, and the two remaining will be 
kept for breeding purposes. The bull has 
also been sent to the butcher. 


Plans are under way to have the land 
adjacent to the state highway turned into 
a flourishing lawn. The woods around 
Lasker Hall and the greenhouse will be 
thickened to some extent with the addi- 
tion of Norway Spruces, White Pines, 
and Austrian Pines. 60,000 California 
Privet hedge cuttings are to be planted 
on the old mangle patch formerly occu- 
pied by the poultry department. A 
good many of the young Junipers, Red 
Cedars, Arbor Vitaes and Siberian Pines 
wi 1 be planted out this spring in the 
nursery. Although last year's budded 
roses did not show exceptional growth, 
they will be attempted again this year. 
A new mower, capable of cutting 86 
inch swaths at a time, has been added to 
the crew of lawn mowers. This will 
undoubtedly affect labor efficiency: but 
this is nothing to worry about at Farm 

The Dean's Tennis Court has been put 
under Mr. Fiesser's supervision, so boys, 
purchase your rackets ! The gang at the 
Landscape Department consists of five 
very efficient gentlemen. 


"Peep, Peep, Peep, Take Me Out!" 
This is the message brought to us from 
the chick plant. 10,000 eggs aiC to be 
incubated this season. The hatch 
has arrived and 49 per cent is the result. 
Not so bad, with our facilities on hand. 
Two incubators are in operation. This 
department is talking over plans of 
obtaining an additional electric incubator. 
This attachment would be of great value 
to students specializing in poultry, for it 
will give a fair idea of electric incubation. 
Custom hatching is increasing, and this 
year it is expected, that this side income 
should pay for all incubation expenses, 
including school hatches. Orders as far 
as New York are coming in for one-day 
old chicks. We are gaining prominence, 
so it seems. 

Farm School's stock comprises four 
strains now: Penn. State, Leader, Farm 
School and West Strains. 

The entire stock has been tested for 
E. W. D. and while on the subject, it 
might be in place to mention that chicks, 
being hatched now are from tested birds. 
With this adopted policy and the co- 
operation of the thirteen seniors specializ- 
ing, this department has a bright future 
ahead of it. 

Doctor Massinger is working hand in 
hand with the poultry department, and 
his services have proven very beneficial 
to this department. 


The carnations are in full bloom and 
cutting will continue until June. The 
presence of the red spider is being com- 
bated with a salt spray. The sweet peas 

{Continued on page 3S) 

Carl Cohen, '31 

t jl ARM SCHOOL is about to begin a new cycle. The last one ended with 

Ml the Seniors, friends whom we are sorry to part with, confidently going 

out to their real commencement. Those who remain, the veterans of 

one and two compaigns respectively, are more or less definitely settled in 

their situations. They know what Farm School has to ofi^er and are looking 

forward with pleasant expectations to the coming year. 

The Class of 1932, we know, comes in with hopeful, wondering ambitious 
feelings, and some more or less, decided opinions. Whatever these may be, 
they will probably have to be modified or adapted according to existing 

Farm School's campus is a little world in itself, and a world that is very 
real. There's plenty of good hard work both in the field and iii the classroom. 
For instance, there is tilling, cultivating, harvesting, milking and other farm 
operations to be done; and Field Crops, Fruit Growing, Dairying and many 
other special and related subjects to be mastered. This is only a part of the 
school life, for after that, and mixed with it, there is recreation to suit everyone. 
School, inter-class and inter-dormitory athletics call for our participation; 
and occasional dances. Big Days, Banquets and Vacations, make pleasant and 
welcome additions to campus life. Also, let us not forget the library and the 
beauties and wonders of Nature around us. Then back this up with friend- 
ships that are sure to flourish and comfortable home accommodations, and you 
have a picture of what life at N. F. S. consists of. 

Besides there are school rules to be obeyed, school politics, clubs, and the 
Gleaner to take part in, and school gossip to enjoy. 

In this little world there is a place for everyone and a chance to develop 
as much as we can through working as hard as we can. 




/'^^^IIE 2!)th annual graduation ser- 
I vices were lieki on Sunday, March 
2-Hh. The chiss receiving diplomas 
was the largest in Farm School h story. 
An elaborate program was scheduled. 
The band with Lieutenant Frankel, and 
student conductor Dallas Ruch at the 
baton, gave a concert. After the seniors 
marched to their places amid enthusiastic 
applause, the student body sang the 
School Song. 

Dr. Louis Nusbaum of the Board, was 
the presiding officer. After a few opening 
remarks by the chairman, the Rev. Chas. 
F. Freeman, of Doylestown, delivered 
the invocation. In turn thereafter the 
following were presented: 

Harry Weissman, who delivered the 

President Allman who gave an address, 

R. L. Watts, Dean of the School of 
Agriculture at Penn State, who, in his 
address, gave the seniors some of the 
benefits of his own experience. 

Other members of the Board of Trustees 
then spoke and gave some good advice 
and best wishes to the departing seniors. 

Leon Rosenzweig, graduating Student 
Body President, presented the "Hoe" to 
Milton Werrin, as a token of the transfer 
of office. 

Then followed Dean Goodling's address, 
the presentation of Diplomas; and the 
Departmental awards. Seven students 
majored in Dairying; eight in Flori- 
culture; 18 in General Agriculture; 13 in 
Horticulture; 6 in Landscaping; and 5 in 
Poultry, making a total of fifty-seven. 

The Valedictory in which the graduates 
expressed appreciation of the efforts of 
the faculty and Board of Trustees in 
their behalf, was delivered by Morris 

Following this, the students sang 

"Hail and Farewell" and after a bene- 
diction by Rev. Freeman, the seniors were 
officially launched on their way. 


/^^^■^HE week started off auspiciously 

m with the Farewell Senior Dance. 
A hired orchestra gave our faithful 
Senior Syncopation artists a chance for a 
relief. The female visitors were as 
numerous as usual, and exceedingly good 
to look upon. As a good omen, Sunday 
was a mild, bright spring day, instead of 
the usual visit from Jupiter Pluvius. 

Examinations and final conferences 
with the Dean were the Seniors' worries 
for a few days, and on Thursday their 
days of absolute leisure began. Here 
would be a group singing "Hail and Fare- 
well." There would go a couple in 
especially loud attire. One Senior was 
seen polishing up on his golf clubs, we 
wonder why? "F" sweaters we.-e prom- 
inent on the Seniors' broad chests, a "29" 
banner hung from the balcony of UUman 
Hall, and trunks were in evidence every- 

Wednesday night had been the occasion 
of the Faculty-Senior banquet. Advice 
from the faculty and good will in spite of 
everything which had been, were the 
high notes of the affair. The tenderloin 
steak and fixings were, as one Senior said, 

Baccalaureate night was on Friday and 
was combined with the weekly chapel 
service. Mr. Hagedorn, Vice-President of 
the Board, as the princ'pal speaker im- 
pressed upon us the dependency cf the 
industrial worker, the lack of prosperity 
for the great mass of people in the city, 
and the small future of the average college 
graduate. As a contrast, the training to 
earn a living and the opportunity to make 



a nucleus of a happy home life through 
agriculture was brought out. Of the 
obstacles the Seniors would be bound to 
meet with were homesickness and per- 
haps not such great physical comforts as 
at Farm School. Therefore, Mr. Hage- 
dorn urged "a determination to win" 
from the outset "and a dismissal of the 
critical side of our nature for the first few 
months on the new job." He also urged 
the Seniors to keep in contact with their 
alma mater and fellow alumni. 

Mr. Allman, our President, in a few 
words also brought out that the greatest 
test would be the first year on the job. 

Mr. Grant Wright followed with some 
practical advice such as getting acquainted 
with people, looking for the best in 
them, and making contacts with agri- 
cultural organizations and the county 


Farm School Annex at the Jewish 
Hospital was rather busy for a spell 
around the beginning of the year. If it 
wasn't the appendix, it was Hernia, and 
to add to variety there was a ruptured 
stomach. Our extra size departmental 
hat goes off to the sawbones and nurses 
for making such a neat iob of the last 
case. "We also wish Rellis, Steinberg 
Piovano, Shindelman, Corr and P. Klein- 
man and Shipman a speedy and com- 
plete recovery. 

Sometime ago on our way to and from 
classes, our attention was drawn to the 
landscape shed by a group of intensely 
interested classmates grouped around its 
entrance. Investigation revealed that 
they w'ere just getting an eye and earful 
of Mr. Fiesser, recently returned from a 
trip to Germany. 

Victory Football Banquet 

/^^^■^HE special guests at the 1928 
M Victory Football Banquet were: 
Coach Hugo Bezdek of Penn State ; 
J. G. Boardman, national amateur Golf 
Champion; Paul V. Costello and Chas. 
Mcllvaine, the World's Olympic Double 
sculling Champions and Charley Eckels, 
and Chas. Price, football official. 

Coach Bezdek, as speaker of the 
evening, brought out some of the out- 
standing developments in the season's 
footballs games. Our other guests had 
someth'ng to tell us about the worth of 

There was plenty of good entertain- 
ment. The Green and Gold orchestra 
was in its usual corner. Rosy, Roy, and 
Jesse sang and joked: Silver and Weiss- 
man gave a first-class vaudeville skit, and 
Schwartz and Koltnow added their bit. 

Included in the features of the evening 
were the presentation of a number of 
athletic trophies and a trophy case, the 
award of the Athletics College Scholar- 
ship to Captain Hoguet and the Varsity 
Club presentations. The climax was 
reached when Coach Samuels awarded 
the "F" sweaters to members of the 
Football Squad. 

Following the receipt of the sweaters, 
the squad retired from the dining room 
to elect the next year's captain; on their 
return they announced the election of 
A.lbert Gysling. 

The affair did not terminate till late, 
but with the "eats" and everything 
else, it would have been hard to find 
anyone who grumbled. 

C. Cohen, '31. 

Qhapel 3\iotes 

/^HAPEL Meetings since the Christ- 
m n\ nias Vacation brought many in- 
vZ' spiring messages to Farm School 

On January 4th, Rabbi Julian B. Feible- 
man, school chaplain, discussed Jacob's 
vision of the Ladder from Heaven. In 
the Bible passage Jacob was visited 
by angels descending and bearing to him 
the voice of God. This brought him a 
task to perform and word of the good 
that would come, visited by angels; a 
kind word, a good deed, a consideration 
of our duties as well as our rights will 
be our ladder to heaven." 

"The purpose of these meetings" was 
the subject of Dr. Feibleman's sermon on 
January 11th. That purpose is to de- 
vote a part of our school time to some- 
thing removed from the material side of 
our affairs." 

Rabbi Unger was with us on January 
18th. Under the title "By Reason of 
Famine", he discussed the reasons for 
lack of faith nowadays, and prophesied 
that such a condition will bring forth 
"wise and magnetic leaders who will aid 
us in bringing about a harmony of the 
human soul." 

As our Founder's birthday fell on 
January 21st, our next chapel service was 
held, in honor of his memory. It was 
shown that Dr. Krauskopf's life directly 
disproved the saying that, "The evil that 
men do lives after them and the good 
is oft interred with their bones." His 
efforts to realize his ideal, the National 
Farm School, were brought out, as was 
also the great development up to now. 
The keynote of Dr. Krauskopf's achieve- 
ment was " The path to success is rugged." 

It must be levelled by Faith, Work, 
and Persistency. That is his challenge 
to us. Before the memorial sermon, a 
short prayer service was led by Rabbi 

"Winter weather, bringing with it colds 
and bad roads, deprived us of chapel 
services for a while. 

Mr. Joseph Welling, former Assistant 
District Attorney of Philadelphia, was 
our next speaker. His topic was, "The 
V^alue of the God Idea." After defining 
his terms, he stated that music had begun 
with religious chants; .sculpture with the 
images of the God Idea; dancing as a 
religious ceremony; and mathematics, 
with the counting of time between such 
ceremonies. Therefore it has done some 
good in the world and is worthy of accept- 

On February 8th, we were honored 
with the presence of the Rev. Freeman 
of the Baptist Church of Doylestown. 
He stressed the thought that Father 
Abraham and his great faith in the face 
of all obstacles was the best example for 
every young man on the road to a 

Cantor Bercovitz, of the Rodepth 
Sholem, was with us on February 15th. 
After leading a short prayer service, he 
sang some of his favorite Hebrew songs 
for us. He was accompanied by our 
talented pianist Moses Lehrer. The 
Cantor's singing was very much enjoyed 
and he, in turn, was impressed by the 
group singing of the student body. 

March 1st, Rabbi Feibleman enlarged 
upon the thought of "Man and His Re- 
lation to the World", pointing out that 
in whatever work we are engaged, we 
should realize that it is most fit we should 
be there. 

March 15th, brought a new and un- 
usual speaker at chapel in the person of 
Mi.;S Goldberg, executive secretary of the 
Jewish Chautauqua Society. In her force- 
ful sermon she pictured the nobility and 
benefits of a farming career. The out- 
going seniors received her special blessing. 

C. C. 

A. Rellis, '30 

zAlumni !h[ptes 

"Stud" Elliot is back from Central 
America, bringing with him a must 
tache cultivated during his spare time 
on one of Central America's largest frui- 

Rossenman, '28, dropped in on us the 
other day, looking the part of a banker's 

Cowen, the famous "Johnny", has 
forsaken the field of Agriculture for one of 

We wish to thank the New York and 
Philly Chapters, also "Bruno" Bruno- 
wasser of Pittsburgh, for their generous 
donation to the athletic association. We 
can't help have winning teams with 
alumni like ours. 

"Joe" Lynch, '28, is now connected 
with the Scott-Powell Dairies where he is 
working in the bateriological laboratory. 

"Froggy" Greenbaum is making out 
great at the Allentown State Hospital, 
where he is the head vegetable gardener. 

"Yap" Weissman, '27, hardest worker 
of the Philly Chapter, is now a great 

political power in the Quaker City. He 
"occupies" a job in the Department of 
Public Highways. 

"Mart" Cohien is laying them flat for 
dear old Temple. Mart has received his 
second letter for wrestling. He has been 
Temple's most consistent scorer in the 
art of " shoulders-to-the-mat." 

Harry Harris, '28, is at piesent work- 
ing as floriculturist in that famous city of 
San Diego, California. 

"Johnny" Asch, '26, returned to 
France and will leave for Palestine where 
he will occupy his spare time in raising 

"Nate" Brown, '26, is now working 
for the Capital Greenhouses in Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

"Archie" Cohen, '27, is in the whole- 
sale poultry business for himself. 

Sam Katz, '27, has charge of a herd at 
Denver, Colorado. He seems to like his 
position better and better and is rapidlj 
becoming a successful herdsman. 



The famous "Cowboy" (^oheii from 
Tulsa, Oklahoma, has returnetl east and 
is now on a farm at Princeton, N. J. 

David Friedland, '28, has given up his 
job at the Shallcross School, Byberry, Pa., 

in favor of a position as foreman on a 
poultry farm. 

News concerning the new alumni 
members of the 1929 Class will be pub- 
lished in the next issue of The Gleaner. 


Report of the Philadelphia Chapters: 

Meeting held January 13th, 1929. 
Was called to order by President Rudley 
at 4.00 P. M. The report was given by 
Secretary Hesch on the trip that was 
made by President Rudley and Secretary 
Hesch to the New York Chapter. 

A movement is on foot by the Phila- 
delphia Chapters to organize a women's 
auxiliary to be made up of wives and 
sweethearts of the grads. Letters have 
been sent out and we are waiting for 
results, which we feel sure will be 100 
per cent strong for such a body. 

The following officers have been elected 
for the chapter. Samuel Rudley, Presi- 
dent; Edgar E. Hesch, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Martin Rosenthal, 1st Vice- 
President, and Elmer Weissman, 2nd 

An executive Committee was also 
appointed, consisting of the following: 
Al Frinkel, Sam Rocklm, George Helfand, 
Herman Litvin and Rube Tunick. 

Silver Loving Cups have been pre- 
sented by President Rudley and H. 


Goren to be given to some student making 
some marked achievement, which will be 
decided upon by the Executive committee 
as named above. 

Herman Trichon will present a five- 
dollar piece to the student who is the 
biggest asset to The Gleaner each year. 

All the presentations will be made 

A gold coin will be presented by H. Goren 
to the most constructive booster on the 
subject of "Keeping the Graduate on 
the Farm." A committee was appointed 
consisting of the following: Sam Golden, 
chairman (Newspaper staff); Matthew 
Snyder (Agricultural Experiment Sta- 
tion); E. E. Hesch (Florist); Julius 
Brody (Furniture); Al. Finkel (Furs); 
N. Brownburg (Landscape); S. Colton 

We wish to thank the Philadelphia 
Chapter for their many awards. This 
helps to create more enthusiasm within 
the Student Body, and also helps to 
bring the Alumni into closer contact with 
the work of the students. 

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Theodore Krause, '30 


/ T 'he year 1929 looms ahead as a difficult one for X. F. S. sportsmen. 
I Only two regulars in baseball, five in football and one in basketball 
remain. But with that indominatable will and fighting spirit that has 
made our Alma Mater famous, and aided by the '"Never Say Die" spirit of our 
Coach, we hope to come through as Farni School always has. By hard 
clean play, the past classes have made X. F. S. a name to be feared in sporting 
circles. Let us keep it there. 

Baseball season has just opened. ^Yith only two men to build around, 
many gloomy pre-season predictions were made. But a week of practice has 
cleared up a lot of these. The infield is playing like a bunch of veterans and 
proved a surprise even to Coach Samuels. And with several more weeks of 
practice before the first game, they should be in excellent shape. With any 
new material that may be expected from the incoming class, we should have 
nothing to fear regarding our schedule, even though it is a difficult one. 

T. K., '30. 

The Baseball Schedule for the 1929 Season is: 

April 13 — Wilmington Trade School 

April 20 — Lansdale 

April 26 — George School at George School 

April 27 — Central Evening High 

May 4 — Drexel Freshmen 

May 11 — Williamson Trade 

May 18 — Brown Prep. 

May 25 — Temple High 

June 1 — New Jersey School for the Deaf. 
All games are to be played at Farm School unless otherwise indicated. 

'basketball Season 


Farm School opened its basketball 
season with a bang, taking Brown Prep's 
measure with ease. It looks as if Coach 
Samuels has put out a better team than 
last year. 

Morphy, our captain, looks like a 
million dollars, showing much superior 
form than in the previous season. He 
was high scorer with six field goals to his 
credit. Lazarcwitz, our diminutive for- 
ward, also played a snappy game, scoring 
ten points. 

Hyneman and Edelson took the honors 
for the visitors, scoring all but one of the 
baskets made by their team. 


Bhowx Phep. N. F. S. 

Hyneman forward Lazarowitz 

Edelsohn forward Weshner 

Hansberry center Hoguet 

North guard Jung 

Toronto guard Hartenbaum 


Using an offensive that ripped them 
apart Coach Samuels' Fighting Aggiet 
defeated Taylor School to the tune of 
51-22. Everyone was in fine shape, with 
the fellows scoring goals from all angles 
of the court. Lazarowitz is proving one 
of the best forwards Farm School has had 
in years. He scored four goals, as did 
Hoguet who is playing a fine game at 
center. Weshner fed the other players 
with excellent results. Taylor seemed 
powerless to score, only now and then 
making a shot. 


Taylor School N. F. S. 

Perry forward Lazarowitz 

Hoff ner forward Weshner 

Hoflman center Hoguet 

Crane guard .Jung 

Fretz guard Hartenbaum 


The Green and Gold c|uintet won their 
third consecutive ga- -e beating Osteo- 
pathy College Freshman, 37-13. Jung 
came through, showing his old time form 
and led his team in scoring, chalking up 
six field goals to his credit. The team is 
working like a clock and their defense 
was well nigh impenetrable. It looks like 
a great season ahead of us; and we're 
hoping an xindefeaied season. But we 
want our chickens before they are 
hatched. Purse and Brett scored all 
of our opponents' goals. 


Osteopathy Freshmex N. F. S. 

Puree forward Lazarowitz 

Bidler forward Weshner 

Brett center Hoguet 

Hartzell guard Jung 

Ferrin guard Hartenbaum 

Substitutes — Broadbent, Podolin, Kail, Stratford. 


In the best game of the season thus far, 
the "Aggies" licked Williamson Trade, 
39-18. Our boys were in fighting every 
minute of play to avenge our football 
defeat. No let down in this game; we 
wanted victory and wanted it bad. The 
whole team played a consistently good 
game and are looking better than ever. 
Williamson did their best to win but it 
just wasn't good enough. 


WiLLLiMSON Trade Farm School 

Shiml forward Lazarowitz 

Kulmsman forward Weshner 

Althouse center Hoguet 

Howell guard Jung 

Kreider guard Hartenbaum 

Shorty — "Say what do the red, white 
and green lights mean on a traffic light?" 

Coleman — "Red means stop, Green 
means go and white means to start your 




N. F. S. Stars suffered their first 
reverse of the season, losing to Elizabeth- 
town, 40-32. The long ride set the team 
on edge and they lost many opportuni- 
ties to make their four shots, scoring only 
four out of a possible 13. Elizabethtown 
led by only three points at the end cf the 
first half, but lengthened this to 14, by 
the end of the third quarter. The 
Farmers rallied in the last period, but 
couldn't close the gap. 

Line-up : 

Elizabethtown N. F. S. 

Blaugh forward Lazarowitz 

Wegner, E forward Weshner 

Wegner, C center Hoguet 

Argstadt guard Jung 

Hackman guard Hartenbaum 

Substitutes: Broadbent, Podolin, Croutharel, 
Zayoss, Minich. 


Coach Samuels' Fighting Hearts came 
back with a bang and made up for last 
week's defeat by subduing Palmer School, 
59-19. Our whirlwind attack couldn't 
be stopped, with the result that Palmer 
was in a daze half the time. Dutch Jung 
again eclipsed scoring honors by making 
9 baskets. With the team playing like 
it was today we should not be stopped 

Line-up : 

Palmeb School Farm School 

McGovern forward Lazarowitz 

Shuck forward Weshner 

Wilhams center Hoguet 

Wessner guard Jung 

Stewber guard Hartenbaum 

Scotch Coleman was approached by a 
lady soliciting for a charity fund, and 
handed a card with the inscription "Give 
till it hurts". Scotch read it and, with 
tears in his eyes, handed it back to the 
woman. "Lady" he said sadly, "the 
very idea hurts." 


In the closest game of the season the 
Aggie quintet defeated P. M. C, 33-30, 
thus winning the first game away from 
home in several years. Our defense was 
too much for the Cadets, and most of 
their points were made from mid"floor 

Weshner played a stellar game and it 
was his field goal and foul in the last 
minute cf play that put the game on ice. 
Smith was the star of the Chester team, 
making 10 points alone. 

Line-up : 

P. M. C. Farm School 

Carrier forward Lazarowitz 

Smith forward Weshner 

Smith center Hoguet 

Crosset guard Jung 

Mathews guard Hartenbaum 


The Farm School basketeers chalked 
up another victory showing its heels to the 
La Salle Prep term in a 42-22 win. The 
team won with ease, finding no trouble in 
subduing the Prep boj^s. Weshner and 
Jung played their usually excellent game, 
making eleven baskets between them. 
Hartenbaum has been showing up well at 
guard, having played an exceptionally 
good game here. 

Line-up : 

La Salle Farm School 

Volk forward Lazarowitz 

Knebels forward Weshner 

Becker center Hoguet 

Donohue, F guard Jung 

Froio guard Hartenbaum 

Subs: Farm School — Broadbent and Pydolin. 
La Salle — G. Donohue, Cook. 

Rosenberg, Roth and Rudolph — the 
three muscle boys — had a weight lifting 
contest. Rosenberg won by lifting three 
dozen eggs without groaning or shewing 
signs of weakening. 




The Aggies again proved their super- 
iority by putting Fort Washington Prep 
,it the tail end of a 2(5-16 score. It was s 
rip-roaring game from start to finish with 
the score in doubt till the last quarter 
when, unfortunately for the visitors, 
three of their regulars were put out by 
the personal foul route. 

Jung was the star of the game, scoring 
five field goals and six fouls, making a 
total of 16 points. The home team has 
all the reason to be proud cf their victory 
in that Coach Samuels, due to illness, was 
not able to attend practice all week. 

Fort Washington Farm School 

Ross forward Lazarowitz 

Farrel forward Weshner 

O'Brien center Houget 

Easson guard Jung 

Reardon guard Harteubaum 

Subs: Farm School — None. Fort Washington — 
Walsh, Carmedy, McCarthy. 

Pusey center Hoguet 

Cares guard .Jung 

McCarthy guard Hartenbaum 


Farm School closed its most successfu' 
basketball season with a 15-6 victory over 
Drexel Frosh. Both teams displayed 
plenty of zip and pep but Drexel was 
unable to find the basket. Only one field 
goal was made in the first half and that 
by our opponents. During the 2nd half 
the Aggies gained their shooting eyes 
and scored three baskets in quick suc- 
cession. Two more were made in the 
last quarter. 

Weshner, Hoguet, Lazarowitz, and 
Jung played their last game for their 
Alma Mater and covered themselves with 
glory. They surely will be missed next 

Dre.xel Frosh Farm School 

Lieberman forward Lazarowitz 

Crammer forward Weshner 


At the recent Varsity F Club Banquet 
Jerome Hartenbaum, '30, was elected 
captain of the 1929-30 basketball team. 
"Jerry" has been a consistent player 
throughout the last season and was one 
of the five reasons why Farm School 
enjoyed the most successful season in 
its history. We know that with Jerry 
in the game as captain we are bound to 
have as good a season or even better than 
last year. 


The Varsity F. Club gave their annual 
blow-out at the Pennypacker Hotel, 
Hatboro, Pa., on March 17th. Everyone 
was full of pep and everything naturally, 
went over with a bang. The eats — well, 
whenever we don't happen to have an 
appetite, we'll just think about that 
chiecken — and then up goes the school 
food budget by a nickel or more per day. 

Through the ingenuity of Mr. Stangel 
and through the courtesy of Mr. Powers 
of Doy lest own, the Varsity Club was 
able to publish a set of rules, the "Ten 
Commandments" to manhood which 
should be a spur to every Farm 
School student athletically inclined or 
otherwise. Other speakers included the 
honorary members of the club and Coach 

The election of officers resulted in the 
following: Nathan Werrin, President; 
Albert Gysling, Vice-Presiddnt; Philip 
Kleinman, Jr., Secretary and Edward 
Seipp, Treasurer. 

Philip Kleinman, '31, 


S. Marcus, '30 

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Onus, William Penn High School, Phila., Pa. — The Literary Department 
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can be profitably grown indoors, is so far 
successful. Final conclusions are ex- 
pected in early April. Geraniums are 
coming along splendidly and a large crop 
is promised. 

A tuburlar boiler is to be installed in the 

P. Kleinman-"Say Mutt, got any extra 
tooth paste?" 

future. Up to date, the present boiler 
has given very little trouble. 


Two more acres have been added to the 
vegetable plots. Hot beds have been 
brought into their best shape and trans- 
planting of cabbage and cauliflower will 
begin thii month. The asparagus patch 
has again been enlarged by another half 
acre. A. new strawberry patch will be 
under cultivation. 

Hartencraft — "I smoke 'Luckies' be- 
cause it does not effect my dribble." 

of the 








Football Official 

Boxing Referee 


Quality and Service 

Moore Bread 


M. King 


King Products Company 


■ 8 & 


Liquid Fibre Roof Cement Paint Specialists 


The Cry of a Chick 

Bufkward, turn backward, oh time in Forsaken, neglected, I wander alone; 

your flight No one to love nae, no place to call 

Make me an egg again, clean, smooth and home. 

white. No one to teach me, to scratch or to 

I'm lonesome, Fm homesick and life's cluck, 

but a dream. But if you will raise me I'll bring you good 
I am a chick that was born in a hatching luck. 

machine. R. Marcus, '30. 





29 South 

Main Street 

"For a Meal That's Real" 





Watches, Clocks, Jenelrjr and Silverware 

Repairing a Specialty DOYLESTOWN. PA. 


The Store of Service and Quality 


Sell 182 Keystone 19-D 


30 East State Street 


Electrical Contracting 

Radio Equipment 

Automotive Electrical Equipment 

Kope, Canvas, Braid, Flags, Celery Tape 
Awning Cloth 


Contractor to the Government 
615 Chestnut Street PHILADELPHIA 



State and Main Sts. (Easton Highway) 


George L. Regan 

European and American Plans 


First Class Shoe Repairing and Shoe 
Shining Parlor 

24 East State Street 



The Place to Eat 

18 West State Street 


Monument Square Barber Shop 


Alfred Lowry & Bro. 


Philadelphia Penna. 



Buck — " How about spending the week- 
end at my house, Scotch?" 
Scotch — "I refuse to spend." 

The co-eds of a large university in 
order to make the student body feel 
better, have taken off their fur coats. 

Eddy R — "Is it dangerous to drive 
with one hand?" 

Nate W. — "You bet, more than one 
fellow has run into a church doing it." 

Conductor — "How old is the little 

The Child — "Mother, I'd rather pay 
my fare and keep my age to myself." 

One fellow who is sure that men came 
from monkeys is the man who sweeps up 
the peanut shells after the ball game. 

Nurse to Rabbai — "How much did you 
lose since you entered Farm School?" 
Rab — "Three years." 

Premier Feeds Produce the 
Most Profitable Results 


Hespenheide & Thompson 


Cohlman & Cutler 




Pants Aprons 

and Specialties 

Southwest Corner 

28th and Fletcher Streets 



J. Earle Roberts 

successor to 


Established 1866 


220 Dock Street 

Bell Phone Doylestown 85-J 

Doylestown Tailoring Co. 


S. E. POLONSKY, Prop. 



Coal, Feed, Lumber and 
Building Material 

Phone 38 




You will undoubtedly continue in some form of farm work or other; but how 
about your plans five years hence? Your ambition should be a farm of your 
own, equipped with up-to-date implements, placing you in an independent 
position. It is imperative that you get the right sort of a start. That start 
cannot be better made than with the high grade farming implements of the 

It matters not, wherever you go or whatever you want in farming imple- 
ments, tractors, or motor trucks, you can be assured of getting genuine satisfac- 
tion from the INTERNATIONAL line. 

is an institution, having 92 branch houses in the United States and representa- 
tion the world over. Its sales and repair service is as direct, efficient and econom- 
ical as possible. Avail yourself of the opportunity now, or at any time, to 
secure information on the INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER LINE of 
farming implements. 

International Harvester Company of America 

Factory Branch— 2905 North 16th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 



402-404 N. Second Street 










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Manufacturer and Distributor 










Performances Every Evening at 7 and 8:45 

Summer — Daylight Saving Time, 7:30 and 9:15 
Matinee on Mondays at 4 P. M. and Saturdays at 2:15 P. M. 

Summer — Mondays and Saturdays, 2:45 D. S. T. 


The National Farm School is One of Its Patrons 

Your Patronage Solicited 


36-40 State Street 


Own a Doctor Taylor Soil Culture Book 

New Edition of 650 Pages Just Issued 
Full Information About Farming Operations and Cattle Feeding 

Price $2.00 a Copy Write for Further Information 


527 Drexel Building Philadelphia, Penna. 

Bell. Lombard 9360-1-2-3 

F. W. HOFFMAN & CO., Inc. 


Everything for the Janitor 



Bell Phone. Quakertown 23 

Juniper and Sixth Streets 


Manulaeturing Jewelers 

Southwest Corner 
Sansom axd I2th Streets 
Established 1865 PHILADELPHIA 

'Patronize Our A.dvertisers 



Gas Coal 

C. E. Wilcox, President W. B. Corson, Vice-President 


Chauont, Pa. 

Dealer in 


Dr. Wm. J. McEvoy 


IS East State Street 
Hours 9-5 Tues. and Sat. Evenings Until 9 P.M. 

Nelson's Barber Shop 


Farm School Trade Solicited 

1 7 Sooth Main Street, Doylestown, Pa. 

Next to Henry Ely's Grocery Store 

W. C. FLECK & BRO., Inc. 


This Ad is Worth «1.00 With a $10.00 
Clothing Purchase 


Main and Court Streets 









Dr. Wesley Massinger 

Chalfont Penna. 

J. A. Gardy Printing Co. 

stationery — Printing — ^Advertising 

28 W. State Street 


Phones— Office, 369-J Home 243-M 

For Quality Home-Made Candies, Deiicioas 

Fresh Fruit Sundaes and Ice 

Cream Sodas 



Strand Theatre Building 

For Quality, Service and Square Deal 


Stands First 

Victor Agents Eastman Kodak Agency 

Doylestown Drug Co. 

Cor. Main and Court Streets, Doylestown, Pa. 


Coal, Feed, Lumber and Building Material 

phone 189 Doylestown, Pa. 


Doylestown, Pa. 
Solicits Your Patronage